Monday, March 19, 2018
My Music Monday
This week's selection is a duet from the movie One from the Heart, which was an ambitious, but entirely successful movie from Francis Ford Coppola. Visually, it's stunning.
I'm not sure whose idea it was to the soundtrack of Tom Waits songs or whose idea it was to pair him up with Crystal Gayle. On paper, it just seems insane. On tape, it actually works......and it works well.
The entire soundtrack is not them together. Sometimes they are, some times they do separate vocals, but it still works. I've opted for on of their duets with "Picking Up After You". Since it is a Waits song, it's got that blues / jazz feel. Gayle's vocals do not come off as country either.
I think you all might enjoy the teaming up of Gayle and Waits.
As for April (and maybe May?), I had a thought - and I swear I'm not just skating or passing the buck. I get to give my readers the chance to tell me one of their favourite songs and a blurb about it the song or artist and why you liked it. I can search out the tune and put it up here.
Just sent a brief email (not via the blog notes) to email@example.com and I will do my best to convert that email into a blog post. Obvi, folks who have blogs can get theirs linked during the post. Those who don't have a blog, no worries.....not having a blog doesn't exclude you at all.
....and yes, you'll probably have to endure an aria of some sorts should Dr. Spo choose to participate in this, but that's ok. It's not like he was ever going to pick the Sugarhill Gang, and we (yes, including me), can / should open ourselves open to other kinds of music.
Let's do this!